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23 Mar 2019

What outcomes do you choose?

This blog stems from a question sent to me about use of gait analysis platforms.  (Members can find the Q & A in the Forum).  Essentially, the question was what I thought about using a gait analysis platform in clinical practice.  I’ll cut to the end – if they were less expensive, then maybe yes.  However, they’re not… so from a technology standpoint, I’d go with the stance analyzer, and a simple gait analysis app for your phone or ipad.&nbs... More

16 Mar 2019

Tarsal OA

I don’t blog much about the tarsus.  Maybe it’s time to talk tarsal joints!  Why the sudden interest?  Well, in going through some journal articles, I found one that was a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis regarding physical impairments in (human) Adults with Ankle Osteoarthritis. Essentially, of all of the studies they found, only 8 qualified for review, and of those, only 3 could be used for a meta-analysis.  Despite this, they found that there were large... More

09 Mar 2019

Afraid to Progress

So, this week I was referred an interesting case.  It was a nice little Australian Cattle Dog that competes in agility.  Back in October he suffered a presumed slip or something (came back lame on retrieving a ball on uneven ground) and has been in hobbles ever since (5 months).  So, I was asked to help come up with a plan for what to do.  To be honest, everyone else treating him (he’s not local to me) is rather scared to progress him, and frankly they don’t know ... More


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